“A winery and boutique B&B, set among tranquil gardens within easy distance of Mendoza's top vineyards - a friendly base for the Ruta del Vino”
But the best thing about Finca Adalgisa is its ambiance: relaxing, peaceful and welcoming. You can explore Mendoza’s vineyards at a leisurely pace, and in between you'll eat and sleep well. Gabriela and her staff are a delight; you’re greeted on your first night with a cheese platter and a bottle of the bodega's own and asked to treat the place as a home. Curl up on a sofa with a book, take a stroll with the family dogs or cycle through the countryside soaking up the view of the Andes beyond. From 6pm it’s wine-tasting time, when guests gather in the salon for fruity Malbec and local tapas - a perfect end to the day.
- There are lots of lovely touches: fruit and lemonade brought to you at the pool and a bottle of wine as a welcome on your first evening
- Roaring fires in winter and cooling air conditioning in summer make this a very comfortable place to stay
- The friendly staff can arrange winery tours, hiking, biking, rafting, riding and even tango shows
- The wonderful bodega, with huge white sofas and a log fire, is open every evening
- There's greenery everywhere: step outside to admire the vineyards and palms, while inside you'll find potted plants dotted around the house and old walnut trees growing through rooms
- The breakfast is excellent and you're and within easy walking distance of good restaurants, shops and bars
- It's not cheap and the rooms are simple, though attractive
- Other than breakfast, only light bites are served on site. Luckily, Chacras de Coria has several good options and a 10-minute walk away
- Local dogs bark in symphony at night; bring your earplugs
- Some rooms are a little dark; others may hear traffic
- There are no TVs, DVD players or music systems - but then you've come here to enjoy the countryside
- Some of the furniture has been passed down through the generations and is slightly tatty as a result
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Our top tips
- Boutique Hotel
- Restaurants nearby
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Concierge Service
- Bicycles Available
The rooms and suites are spread between the Old House (the original finca) and the Stone House (built more recently). The rooms in the Old House have more rustic charm but are a little worn in places; those in the Stone House are (we think) of a higher standard and have views over the vineyard.
The décor throughout all rooms is simple but homely. Much of the furniture is antique and there's a sprinkling of finca objets (spurs and lassos), along with tapestries and black and white photographs charting the estate’s history. Beds are queen- or kingsize, made up with colourful bedspreads and adorned with crocheted white cushions. Bright rugs add warmth to the polished wooden floors. Bathrooms are simple but clean and comfortable, with a shower and/or tub.
The Standard Rooms are a decent size (25-30 sq.m) but the Suites have the added advantage of a kitchenette (you’re free to bring your own food and wine with you) and a living/dining area. A couple also have a terrace. All rooms have air conditioning, WiFi, a minibar (in which mineral water is regularly replenished, free of charge) and a safe.
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Cots Available
- Extra beds
- Safe box
Breakfast is the only meal formally served at Finca Adalgisa and it’s a cracker: fresh juices and fruit, breads and pastries, homemade jams and hot dishes cooked to order (we enjoyed tasty scrambled eggs with crispy pancetta, but you can choose ham and cheese omelettes or poached eggs if you prefer). It's dished up in the Old House, and if the weather's good you can eat outside on the patio.
You'll probably be out and about for lunch (reception can suggest local restaurants), but if you're just relaxing at the finca you can always buy some bread and cheese in the town and eat it in the garden. The Suites have kitchenettes, but they're pretty small; don't expect facilities to cook a proper meal.
From 6pm guests gather in the bodega to enjoy the estate’s Malbec wine. It's a wonderfully cosy space with blazing log fires, plush white sofas, a cane roof and a twisted walnut tree growing through the middle of the room. Tapas is laid on to accompany this (we had tangy goat's cheese, spicy salami and sweet dried fruit) and on your first night this is complimentary. If you return on subsequent nights there's a small charge, but it’s certainly worth it.
Afterwards you'll need to wander into Chacras de Coria for dinner. There are a few good restaurants here, including the Italian trattoria Macerata, whose gnocchi with salmon is exceptional. Our favourite was Patio de Jesús Maria, a wonderful parilla (traditional steakhouse) on the main road into the town which is very popular with the well-to-do locals. On sunny days you can tuck into juicy barbecued meats on its sweeping lawn while children jump around on the bouncy castle nearby. Further afield, Francis Mallman's 1884 restaurant has a fantastic reputation; try the baby goat or salted chicken, which are both renowned in the area. If you don't want to drive, reception can organise a taxi.
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Art classes
- Cooking classes
- Language courses
- Museums / galleries
- Shopping / markets
- Wine tasting
Children of all ages are welcome and the kitchenettes in the suites can come in handy for families. Extra beds, cots and babysitting are available on request.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
Kitchenettes and extra beds are available in the Suites, some have bathtubs and a private terrace
Babysitting is available by arrangement
Baby cots are available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
- Airport: 30 minutes
- Shops: 5 minutes